Vital Signs & Physical Exam

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

March 18, 2012

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?"... Read More

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Ambulatory (Mobile Veterinary) Horse Care (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

Dr. Harry Werner discusses ambulatory, or mobile, veterinary care of horses at the 2011 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Horse Physiology Knowledge Helps Protect Animal Health

December 23, 2011

Owners have a better chance of detecting disease and stress in a horse if they're familiar with what's normal.... Read More

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Estimating Horse Weight Accurately

September 15, 2011

Researchers examined the other three weigh estimation methods and found one stood out as more accurate.... Read More

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Normal Horse Vitals Signs and Health Indicators

September 09, 2011

Learn about normal horse resting temperature, heart and respiration rates, and indications of good health.... Read More

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Normal Horse Temperature, Heart Rate, Breathing Rate

August 22, 2011

Quick reference guide on normal temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate in horses.... Read More

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Colic in Horses: When is Surgery Necessary?

August 16, 2011

What factors do veterinarians look for when deciding whether to refer a horse to a hospital for colic surgery?... Read More

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NJDA Emphasizes Horse Health Regulations

August 01, 2011

The NJDA is strongly reminding horse owners of longstanding state regulations adopted to protect horse health.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

July 31, 2011

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs.... Read More

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NRHA Moves Ahead with Medications Rule

July 20, 2011

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors recently voted to approve an Animal Welfare ... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Spring and Summer

April 25, 2011

How your horse's body adapts to exercising and how he acclimates to spring and summer weather conditions. ... Read More

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Thermographic Eye Thermometers for Horses

April 08, 2011

A horse's body temperature can indicate everything from an internal ailment (such as colic) to an infectious disease to hypothermia. Or it can simply confirm that a horse is healthy and ready for action. While most owners and veterinarians step to ... Read More

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LSU Vet School Aquires New Patient Monitoring System

January 16, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently acquired a high-tech patient monitoring system to assure that anesthetized patients wake up healthy from surgery or an MRI procedure.... Read More

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Chronic Equine Weight Loss

January 01, 2011

A methodical evaluation of affected horses is more important than the lengthy list of possible diagnoses.... Read More

Article

Feeding Foals

January 01, 2011

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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How to Take Your Horse's Vital Signs

November 23, 2010

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UC Davis Equine Preventive Care Program Provides Exams, Vaccines, and More

November 03, 2010

The veterinarians of the UC Davis' William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital want to help clients protect their horses from health risks, despite the economy, so they've developed a a discounted "package" of preventive care services.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exam for Horses

November 01, 2010

Fall is a great time of year to have your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse, including but not limited to a physical exam, an oral exam, vaccinations, and/or a lameness exam.... Read More

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Waiting for the Veterinarian

September 01, 2010

Unless a horse develops an injury or other condition with a veterinarian present, the chances of its receiving immediate veterinary care are slim. That's why it's important an owner knows how to help his or her injured horse until the veterinarian... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: Is My Horse Sick? How Sick?

August 24, 2010

Being familiar with your horse's normal resting temperature, pulse, and respiration rates (TPR) help you recognize when things are abnormal. The TPR vitals help you determine "how abnormal." Remember, vitals taken after the horse has been worked... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: The Lungs

August 07, 2010

Because can't tell a horse to "take a deep breath," listening to his lungs requires the following techniques.... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: Heart Function and Sound

July 29, 2010

The function of the heart is purely as a magnificent pump. It fills and empties thousands of times a day. There are four chambers, when divided into two sides, ad the left and right side each performs its functions to transport blood to the cells of ... Read More